Katherine Adamson hadn’t expected to find her hometown infested with demons.
Following the sudden death of her aunt, Celeste Adamson, Katy returns to Eden and finds the town in an uproar. Two well-loved, high school teens have disappeared, leaving only a running car and a bloody shoe. Strange lights have appeared over a local farm, leaving behind blackened circles. Eden County Hospital is reporting record births, incredibly large babies, destined to join the ranks of a growing number of giants.
Many of the town’s prosperous citizens have been shielding evil secrets, but their illicit behavior has been discovered by the mysterious Dr. Apollo Bell, who heads up Mt. Hermon Institute. All of Eden has become a war camp, and citizens are being forced to take sides in an eternal battle. Had Katherine’s aunt played a part in this battle? Was Celeste Adamson a sacrifice to the bloodlust of these demonic beings? And what does the enigmatic John Thundercloud know? Why does the old Winnebago Indian write line after line in what has become an entire library of diaries? What obsession drives him? And how is local pastor, Enoch Jones, involved?
Joshua Carpenter might have some of the answers, although he doesn’t yet realize it. As publishing editor of Eden’s faltering newspaper, The Eden Chronicle, Josh joins forces with Katy, and a romance that they’d begun years before at Eden College, rekindles as the couple seeks out the truth in a labyrinth of mysteries and danger.
Katherine Adamson thinks she has returned to Indiana to settle her aunt’s estate, but she will soon learn she has been purposefully drawn into a battle of the ages. While she hopes to find an idyllic world where she can rediscover herself, what she discovers instead is a nest of spiritual vipers whose dual purpose is to corrupt the humans of the picturesque river town and force God into a showdown with their genetically perfect Man of Sin.